Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th May 2011 18:59 UTC, submitted by fran
Gnome Something's - once again - brewing within the GNOME project. While a mere suggestion for now, and by no means any form of official policy, influential voices within the GNOME project are arguing that GNOME should become a full-fledged Linux-based operating system, and that the desktop environment should drop support for other operating systems such as Solaris and the BSDs. I have a feeling this isn't going to go down well with many of our readers.
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RE: Comment by shmerl
by sukru on Thu 19th May 2011 22:16 UTC in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
sukru
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2006-11-19

Yes, but then there is the question of who will actually port these abstraction layers to other platforms.

For example, a simple thing like interrupt handling can change radically from platform to platform:
http://www.osnews.com/comments/24763

If you do the abstraction only on Linux, then you'll be abstracting Linux, not a general API.

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